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2012 Mollydooker Cabernet Sauvignon Gigglepot

Wine Review: 2012 Mollydooker Cabernet Sauvignon Gigglepot, McLaren Vale, South Australia The Marquis family who owns Mollydooker winery prides themselves on the high fruit weight  of their wines and this Gigglepot lives up to those standards, they claim 75% to 80% of your tongue will sense velvety sensation of fruit from this wine. What does […]

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2012 Mollydooker Carnival of Love Shiraz

Wine Review: 2012 Mollydooker Carnival of Love Shiraz, McLaren Vale, Australia . If Mollydooker stands for left-handed, does that mean the Marquis family makes wine one handed? If they do, they have to be the best one-handed winemakers in the world. Taking the expression, “I could beat you with one hand tied behind my back” […]

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21 Things You Don’t Know about Australian Food and Wine (But Should)

Here is a top list of 21 things you don’t know about Australian food and wine with a few other interesting tidbits thrown in!   1. In Australia, tasting rooms are known as cellar doors 2. In the Australian wine scene, no corkscrews are needed. 98% of their wines are under screw cap! 3. Australians […]

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The Pfeiffer’s Sticky Rutherglen Story

It is time for a sticky holiday season and here is why Rutherglen fortifieds should grace your table this year!  A little treat for yourself. With the rich desserts of the holiday season there is little doubt as to why fortified wines, such as Port and of course, these Muscats and Topaques are so popular. […]

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Wine Review: 2012 Shaw and Smith M3 Adelaide Hills Australia Chardonnay

Martin Shaw and Michael Hill Smith MW are trendsetters, in wine at least….  Their Shaw + Smith portfolio is focused on just four varieties: Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot noir and Shiraz. This focus has meant that all four Shaw + Smith wines quickly became, and continue to be Australian benchmarks.  The M3 is the very […]

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2005 George Wyndham Founder’s Reserve South Australia Shiraz

George Wyndham became the father of Australian Shiraz when he planted the country’s first commercial Shiraz vineyard in 1830. Thirty years later, he began expanding production to 11,000 gallons of wine per year while continuing to increase vineyard plantings. Although he passed in 1870, Shiraz remains the signature variety for this winery, and the birthplace […]

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